[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (January 2013 Round #4)

In the life of a true music lover, a silent world is a boring world. Which could possibly explain why a lot of us have a playlist for everything. Working out, road trips, getting down, getting ready for bed, getting up in the morning, studying, eating, partying, beaching, relaxing, chillaxin, waiting, working.  The possibilities of excuses to have music as a constant in our day to day living are endless and the indie dojo is just another way to fill up any left over empty space.

The Black Atlantic
The Aftermath (Of This Unfortunate Event)
The Strumbellas
Underneath A Mountain
Rue Royale
Guide To An Escape
Pickering Pick
On The Edge Of The Light
The Lone Bellow
You Never Need Nobody
Kait Lawson
Place In The Ground


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[Remix EP] Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order

OWSLA has already been on a tear in 2013 and this Remix EP is just another notch on the belt. Featuring some unreal remixes from UZ, Breakbot, Craze, and Block Beattaz. 

The original tune was already funky enough but then you throw Trap god, UZ in the mix and the result is an instant classic. Next up we got the funk masters, Breakbot, and their take turns “Defiant Order” into an uplifting Nu Disco tune. DMC Champ, Craze’s “Get Live Remix” starts off with Hip-Hop style intro mixing in some flawless scratches. Once it drops it has some massive bells and horns sure to make your head nod. Block Beattaz deliver another Trap remix, but take a much more grimey approach. The track utilizes some great vocal samples throughout the whole tune, resulting in a very unique track. Also make sure you don’t miss the original track, “Defiant Order”. Cheers.

To buy, Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order EP, click here.

Birdy Nam Nam
Defiant Order (UZ Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam
Defiant Order (Breakbot Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam
Defiant Order (Craze Get Live Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam
Defiant Order (Block Beattaz Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam
Defiant Order (Original Mix)

Release date is January 22nd via OWSLA

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[Electro House] Mord Fustang – Taito

It is about time that Mord Fustang drops some more funky tuneage for us. This guy is known so well for some of the most infectious melodies in Electro and he delivers yet another incredible tune. Featuring some tweaked robotic vocal work, mixed with some harmonic synths that build together perfectly. To buy this track on Beatport, click here. Cheers.

Mord Fustang
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[Filthy] Candyland – Bring The Rain EP

Over the last week or so Candyland uploaded their entire Bring The Rain EP and it’s nothing short of amazing. This incredible debut EP will get released tomorrow on Spinnin’ Records.

The first track we are featuring is “Beneath Myself” and it has Ethan Davis on vocals. The progression in this one is flawless, utilizing a catchy melody during the intro. Then dropping into mind blowing Drumstep section that hits at all the right times. Next is “Castle Of Affair”, which is arguably the best song the EP, but we will leave that up to you. Peter Dawson is on vocals, and mixed with the euphoric Dub in this song, it is sure to leave you satisfied. The self titled track “Bring The Rain” has sexy vocals from Lexi Forche and some absolutely insane Electro. Just when you think this can’t get any better, they have a massive Moombah tune with Big Chocolate. The last two tracks, “Get Wild” and “All You You Gotta Do” are just incredible as the rest, so just sit back and enjoy this incredible EP. Also be ready for a Bring The Rain Remix EP some time in the future, lots of big things to come for Candyland in 2013. Cheers.

To buy the Bring The Rain EP, CLICK HERE. 

Beneath Myself (Original Mix)
 Castle of Affair (ft. Peter Dawson)
Bring The Rain (ft. Lexi Forche)
Candyland & Big Chocolate
Its A Shark (Original Mix)
Get Wild (Original Mix)
Candyland & MakO
All You Gotta Do ft. Maksim (Original Mix)

Release date is January 21st via Spinnin’ Records 

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[Trap Anthem] Kanye West – Cold (TNGHT Remix)

We were first showed a video preview of this massive tune being performed live in New York City where Kanye West even made an appearance on stage. TNGHT recently did an edit of Kanye‘s track “Clique” and now we they bless us with these even filthier remix of “Cold”. Sampling the original melody and throwing down the classic TNGHT heavy bass treatment. No release date yet, we will keep you posted. Cheers.

Kanye West
Cold (TNGHT Remix)
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[Indie] Blank Maps – Everything Ends

We’re always impressed with a band that can create a huge, atmospheric sound in their music. There’s something to be said about creating this entire experience that almost borders escapism. Which makes sense because we often use music as a means of escape. So, when a band does it well, it’s important to call it to attention.

With that being said, we’re happy to bring you “Everything Ends” by Newcastle indie pop quartet, Blank Maps. This melodic, guitar laden tune is dripping with layered depth, and is a perfect tool to escape your every day struggles. This track will be available as a digital-download along with b-side ‘Ornament’ from all digital retailers on March 4th and as a free download from their soundcloud.

Everything Ends
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[Denver Event Preview] Bloc Party + IO ECHO 1/22

One of the perks of being a ninja is getting to review a ton of live shows. Last year alone, I personally attended over 80 concerts. My hearing will more than likely be gone by the time I’m 40, but at the same time I will end up having seen more shows than most people can dream of.

With as many shows as I’ve seen, there are still a few that are on my bucket list. This Tuesdays knocks another one off that list, as Bloc Party makes a return to Denver. If you’re not familiar with Bloc Party, then we have to assume that you’ve been hiding in a cave somewhere in the mountains. These British indie rockers have been using their catchy hooks and poppy structures for over 8 years now, and have sold upwards of two million albums world wide.

Bloc Party has brought on LA Duo IO ECHO for a little support. While this band is relatively young, they’ve managed to develop a following with their unique “east meets west” sound. With their first album coming out in April (Ministry of Love, via IAMSOUND) now’s as good as time as any to head out and see them live. Their complex sound layers industrial elements, the Japanese koto and Chinese violin creating a ethereal, shoegaze feel that’s sure to translate into an amazing live performance.

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